Paper: Vagueness and Learning: A Type-Theoretic Approach

ACL ID S14-1019
Title Vagueness and Learning: A Type-Theoretic Approach
Venue Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics
Session
Year 2014
Authors

We present a formal account of the mean- ing of vague scalar adjectives such as ?tall? formulated in Type Theory with Records. Our approach makes precise how percep- tual information can be integrated into the meaning representation of these pred- icates; how an agent evaluates whether an entity counts as tall; and how the proposed semantics can be learned and dynamically updated through experience.